MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,633 this week

A Caribbean Mystery (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Drama  -  22 October 1983 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 331 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

Director:

(as Robert Lewis)

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 997 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1555 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 285 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie 1983)

A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Caribbean Mystery.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

Director: John Davies
Stars: Joan Hickson, Geraldine Alexander, John Moulder-Brown
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker
Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.

Director: Martyn Friend
Stars: Joan Hickson, Juliette Mole, David Beames
Thirteen at Dinner (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, David Suchet
Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell
Murder Is Easy (TV Movie 1982)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village.

Director: Claude Whatham
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 1983)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Anthony Andrews, Deborah Raffin, Pamela Bellwood
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie 1980)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby
Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles
Seven Dials Mystery (TV Movie 1981)
Adventure | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent a pert, aggressive young aristocrat insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone
Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes
Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Molly Kendall (as Season Húbley)
...
Cassie Yates ...
...
...
Beth Howland ...
...
Lynne Moody ...
George Innes ...
...
Michael Preston ...
Arthur Jackson (as Mike Preston)
Bernard McDonald ...
The Minister
Edit

Storyline

Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an apparently accidental overdose of alcohol and blood pressure medication before revealing the killer's identity. When it's discovered that the medicine belonged to another guest and the revealing photograph the Major was carrying is missing, Miss Marple realizes that the serial killer has struck again and more murders will follow. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's A Caribbean Mystery  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The last film role of Maurice Evans. See more »

Connections

Followed by Murder with Mirrors (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An intriguing (if a bit leisurely) puzzler
17 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Helen Hayes played Miss Marple, Agatha Christie's second most famous sleuth (after Hercule Poirot, of course), only two times. Although the actress is American and the character is English, Hayes is quite delightful in the role - witty, humane and still youthful in spirit. The supporting cast of "A Caribbean Mystery" doesn't contain any big names, but they all play their parts adequately; if anyone stands out, it's Season Hubley as Molly. The locations are pleasant (if Daphne's place in "Evil Under The Sun" was completely booked, I wouldn't mind spending my holidays in this hotel instead), and the story fulfills the basic demands of the mystery genre: it offers plenty of suspects and red herrings, and you won't know who the killer is until the moments he or she is revealed (unless you've read the book, of course). The revelation part is a bit rushed (as it gets squeezed into the last 5 minutes), and the film is at times a bit too leisurely paced. Within its limitations, though, this is good entertainment for fans of genre. (***)


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who did it? finnbarius
Discuss A Caribbean Mystery (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?